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Albert R. Murray
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James W. Mills
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For Immediate Release   Contact: Steve Hayes, Director
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Mills Sworn in as Parole Board Member

November 14, 2011;

Atlanta, Ga. - Governor Nathan Deal today administered the oath of office to James W. Mills. Mills was sworn in at the State Capitol before friends, family and fellow Parole Board Members. Mills, a former state Representative, is from Gainesville.

Mills says he’s proud to continue serving Georgia as a member of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles. “I take on these responsibilities knowing how important the Board’s work is to protecting our citizens. I am excited and I promise to serve faithfully in this capacity,” stated Mills.

Mills resigned his House seat October 1, 2011. He served nineteen years and was a member of the Appropriations, Ways and Means, Banks and Banking and Rules committees. He previously served as chairman of the Banks and Banking Committee. Mills represented the 25 th district.

Governor Deal announced in September that Mills would be appointed to the Parole Board. "Rep. Mills has served the people of Georgia in the state House of Representatives for nearly 20 years and has been closely involved in the most difficult and important matters our state faces," Deal said. "The duties of the Pardons and Paroles board involve equally important and difficult decisions. James Mills is a man of strong faith, who will ably balance our hopes for rehabilitation with our need for community safety. He is a small businessman, husband, father, church volunteer and community leader; he’ll bring all these perspectives to his work on this board."

For a full bio on Mr. Mills please visit www.pap.state.ga.us.